This is a huge country with huge heart. Canada is nature at its best, and outdoors have never been better than this. Its national Parks aren’t those one day walking till end, but reserves of awe inspiring photo opportunities. There is mountaineering, then hiking you got to do, there is boating, then swimming to take the next step, there is cycling, then there is stopping to nature perfected vistas. This is not where it ends. The cities of Canada are surprising too, with modern day skyscrapers to Victorian architecture, and great food to a rocking culture. Must we mention that Glory of Canada is also in its great lakes, you will love. So here we are with best Canadian places to visit.
Niagara Falls – The Ontario side of Canada is home to this city that has gained popularity ever since the discovery of waterfalls. The Horseshoe fall of this place is a beauty to catch up with. The best place to see the falls in action is Queen Victoria Park that also hosts little lightshow and fireworks by night. Waterfalls aside, this place also has become home to camping, golfing, shopping, cruises, theatres and live music. The restaurants, casinos, and high rise hotels have added convenience plus leisure for travellers that don’t want to lose its sight.
Quebec City – This city might be a Canadian capital of Quebec State but has all things French. You will feel like in a European Village. The historic district of Vieux Quebec overlooking the river is one place you will admire. Other top attractions are Citadel, Place-Royale, and city’s iconic Chateau Frontenac that also happens to be most photographed hotel in North America.Families will love to hang out in BattleFields Park, and walk along the TerrasseDufferin. The horse drawn carriages on cobblestoned streets passing by bakeries with fresh baked breads are simply blissful.
Vancouver – This majestic city comes with glistening coastline, mountains in the backdrop, parks in the backyard, and all of the outdoor fun. The must visit place in here is Stanley Park that has open green spaces, woodlands, and gardens. You will love food at Granville Island, and little shopping in Chinatown. Winters in here bring snow ski opportunities that too within a day from Vancouver, and summers bring in obvious beach fun. If you want some leisure time, this is the best place to be headed to, arguably the best in Canada.
Banff National Park – It is the pride of Canadian Rockies, and obviously the most visited National Park in Canada. This tourist town has two whitish neighbours, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, the Ski resorts. The turquoise lakes, snow-capped mountains, give it a picturesque backdrop. You will also love Gondola ride, hot spring baths, little shopping, and walking trails. It also is a home to black bears, grizzly bears, bison, moose, bighorn sheep, and bald eagles. After all this, there is nothing that should stop you to stop at this place.
Montreal – This place has the largest number of French speaking people outside Paris. Yes this is your Canadian cum French city. A metropolitan by look, downtown from inside, this city is also a hub for entertainment industry. Olympic Tower, underground city,Spa Scandinave, Vieux-Montréal,Notre Dame Basilica,La Ronde Amusement Park and Montreal Biodômeare must visit in here. The horse drawn carriages add an oldish charm to Montreal. This city is also known for its fashion, of which can purchased from the boutique shops.
Toronto – It is one of the largest cities in North America. This cultural city is home to ballet, opera, and Broadway shows. Travellers flock in here for shopping, fine dining, and museum spotting. The beach is just a little drive away from the city and promising for fun. The public skating rink outside city hall, and the Winterlicious bring fun to this city in winters. Also you can sense diversity by the names of neighbourhoods like Koreatown, Little India, Greektown, Chinatown and Little Italy. The CN tower is another place you can’t miss, especially the revolving restaurant.
Ottawa – It is the capital of Canada, and home to immigrants from all around the world. You will love a walk along the Rideau Canal and tour of Parliament Hill. History buffs are going to like the Canadian Museum of Civilization and National Gallery of Canada that have truly remarkable exhibits. Visiting this city during Tulip Festival or Canada day celebration is truly rewarding. During winters the canal converts into world’s largest ice skating ring, and then Winterlude celebrations add more joy. The city is well connected and few hours from Toronto.
St. John – This historic city is in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The highlight of this town is colored houses lined up on sloped streets with views of the harbour. You will also want to visit the Signal Hill in here. This town has got its uniqueness due to maritime culture. When here, you must also visit the Cape Spear Lighthouse, learn more about the culture by visiting The Rooms, and do all obvious things at the commercial Water Street.
Calgary – This city is based on the foothills of Canadian Rockies, and for obvious reasons is a centre of attraction. Popular for winter sports, you will love to see the Canada Olympic Park. It is not just a retreat for seasonal Hiking and Skiing, but you will like shopping at Stephen Avenue Walk, or watch a match at Saddledome, or relive the history at Heritage Park. This Canadian metropolitan is also famous for its rodeo event, Calgary Stampede that makes the city even more spectacular.
Churchill – You might also call this city as ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’, because everybody else does it too. This place is perfect to get a facetime with wildlife. Other highlights of this city are swimming with Beluga Whales, visit the Fort Prince of Wales, and catch sights of subarctic landscapes. Adventure travellers will have a great time in here, also the Photo buggers when they will see polar bears not within four walls.
You can’t buy happiness, but you can travel to Canada. Pretty much same!